News: Prime Minister and other Government Ministers made Core Participants in Leveson Inquiry [updated]

4 05 2012

An urgent application was made today to Lord Justice Leveson by James Eadie QC for the Coalition Government to apply for Core Participant Status for the Government and/or individual Ministers who are giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson Round-Up: Has Cameron Shifted the Goalposts? – Damian Tambini

4 05 2012

The terms of the Leveson Inquiry are extremely broad. But they do not include holding individual ministers to account. The government asked the inquiry to make recommendations for future policy and behaviour rather than to judge on behaviour of current and past ministers, and the questions that Leveson has chosen to ask are also explicitly directed at future policy. Read the rest of this entry »





IBC Conference: Twelve months of defamation and privacy in England and Wales – Judith Townend

4 05 2012

Leading specialists in media law gave an overview of developments in defamation and privacy in England & Wales at last week’s IBC Legal conference, chaired by Andrew Caldecott QC, head of chambers, One Brick Court.  A few highlights are reported here. Read the rest of this entry »